Exploring the intersection of animal, human, and environmental health
What is One Health?
One Health is the intersection of animal, human, and environmental health. It is a transdisciplinary approach: various disciplines collaborate to address critical problems impacting our communities. This approach recognizes the intersection of animal, human and environmental health, and it looks for ways to improve the shared health of each. Veterinary medicine has long been a pillar of One Health efforts, and veterinarians have a unique opportunity to partner with fellow experts across numerous fields to contribute to our shared world's overall health and well-being.
One Health Research
Kate Worthing, BVSc (Hons), PhD
Dr. Kate Worthing leads the Foundations course for DVM students and conducts research into zoonotic disease, antimicrobial resistance and genomic epidemiology of bacterial pathogens. Additional research focuses on the comparative study of canine and human skin microbiomes and the development of skin therapeutics based on a patented antibiotic she discovered during her PhD. Outside of teaching, Dr. Worthing works in a small animal practice and seeks to conduct outreach and research into One Health issues affecting underserved communities in southern Arizona.
Kristen Pogreba-Brown PhD, MPH
Kristen Pogreba Brown, Ph.D., M.P.H., is an assistant professor of epidemiology at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. Before joining the faculty, Dr. Pogreba-Brown was an Epidemiologist with the College's director of the Student Aid for Field Epidemiology Response (SAFER) team. In addition to overseeing the SAFER program, her research projects are focused on food-borne diseases and improving methodology to respond to outbreak investigations. She is currently working on a project to identify the risk factors related to food-borne infection and the risk factors related to specific chronic outcomes following acute disease. She has recently initiated a One Health Program at the University to form collaborative research teams from across campus and develop a graduate-level certificate program. She is also actively involved in public health preparedness activities for significant events.